Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch 2019
By Megan Hodges
Eagle Watch is here again, just in time for refreshed holiday revellers to pop their heads out from blanket forts and head into the world looking for an adventure.
Luckily, Sheffield Mills is close by, and watching dozens of eagles feast in a snowy field qualifies as such an excursion. The weekends of January 26-27 and February 2-3 will see pancake breakfasts, live music, arts and crafts provided by Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, and much more. Eagle watchers will also be joined by the Blomidon Naturalist Society and Ducks Unlimited.
In it’s 28th year, the Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch continues to grow and inspire folks to get outside and enjoy nature. It is a special time for the community members of Sheffield Mills to roll up their sleeves and work together to create this wonderful winter festival. We love the rush of visitors to our area to appreciate our naturalized eagle population, and we especially enjoy creating a hot breakfast for everyone. Breakfast is served from 8am-12:30pm daily and costs $8 for adults, $4 children under 12, and is free for children under 4! A gluten-free option is available. A very special thanks to Eos Natural Foods for donating our dry pancake ingredients this year, along with JustUs! Coffee Roasters, Great Valley Juices, Suprima Farm apple cider and Foxhill milk. Sausages are freshly made by the Canning Meat Market. It doesn’t get more local than this for breakfast!
All funds raised go to the maintenance of the Sheffield Mills Community Hall and projects in surrounding areas.
Eagles are fed at the corner of Middle Dyke Road and Bains Road at 8am and 10am. Please keep your dogs on a leash or in the car to prevent frightening the eagles.